China’s Yangzi Petrochemical runs cracker at 60% after restart

26 September 2012 07:46  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical is currently operating its 300,000 tonnes/year naphtha cracker at around 60% capacity after operations resumed on 25 September, a company official said on Wednesday.

The cracker was taken off line on 15 July for maintenance and it was originally scheduled to restart on 5 September but this was delayed twice to 17 September and late September. The official could not provide a reason for the delays.

“We are gradually adjusting the operating rates upwards,” he added.

Yangzi Petrochemical also operates a 350,000 tonnes/year naphtha cracker at the same site in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, which is currently operating at around 90% of capacity, up by around ten percentage points from August levels, according to the official.

By: Helen Lee
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